Date men and women from Laguna Beach, United States. Thanks for stopping by to read my profile. If you have gotten this far I'm assuming you are somewhat interested. I appreciate that.
I am well educated and intelligent and have a quick sense of humor. Did I say modest too :-)
Athletics are not my strong suit. I tried water polo a couple of times, but the horses kept drowning.
I love to travel, and I think that the best way to get to know someone is to travel with them. Its a great way to see how someone handles the little surprises that travel always seems to create.
I live by the ocean and love it. Every morning I get up and grind some fresh coffee and enjoy a hot cup of caffeine while enjoying the view of the blue Pacific. Does life get any better than that?
I am on an outrigger canoe racing team here in Dana Point. I started this a few years ago and have fallen in love with the sport.
We race all summer in 6 man boats and the last race of the year is from Catalina to Newport! What a kick!
My team travels to Kona for a huge race in early September,,,,,,,what a kick!!! ( Whoops, already said that!!! )
During the winter I get on my 1 man or my 2man boat and go out 4-5 times a week to keep in shape.
What a thrill to be on the ocean early in the morning!!
Now, if you're still reading, I hope you take the next step and write!!!!!I am looking for a woman who makes me melt when our eyes meet, whose voice can excite me and calm me and make me forget what I am trying to say. I am looking for a woman who is more interested in me than material things. Someone who will do the right thing even when the right thing is not easy to do. Someone who can handle adversity with calm and reason. I am not looking for the perfect woman, only someone who's perfect for me. I want someone who will stand by me when appropriate and up to me when necessary.
Meet people from Laguna Beach, United States. The unusual must become the usual but not in a "drama way". Real living is about making the ordinary extraordinary. This perhaps might be impossible....but the impossible dream must be possible in life. I will never compromise on this point. I need someone who believes they cannot make me in their image of what or who I should be.
I recently returned from Rwanda where I was working for a number of years in the mining industry and developed The Green Program to bring transparency to the 3T Minerals Supply Chain because the kids you see in the picture really do matter. Some hard lessons in life have come my way since I because I thought the high-tech and automotive industries wanted transparency and cared about the kids and people as much as I do. I was wrong. It became impossible to stay because if you follow the recent news from the DR Congo, the children and other living persons and animals are made to suffer again...but the business of minerals flows with not interruption. But I digress.....
I am a hopeless dreamer but have worked hard at learning how to merge big business with creatively dynamic solutions that do work. But now is the time to give more time to seeking the possible in a relationship with someone who will not limit my search for the impossible but will join in her own search and create a relationship based on the impossible thought that love will only grow when and if we can turn the ME of each other upside down and create a WE that is based on a mutual respect for each other.
For me there are no perfect days or afternoons, evenings or nights. If you are looking to retire or have a predictable or well ordered "normal" life then another is your "perfect" mate...I am not.
I have not chosen mates, lovers and significant others well so I am overly cautious, especially now that I have just returned and am getting my feet on the ground here so do not be surprised if I am more slow to reply. I don't trust myself to choose well so I have given myself the freedom of time. If your in a hurry to hook up then I am not for you and I wish you well in your own search.
I need someone who is patient with me. I am who I am and will not change, except I change almost every day. I need someone who has already realized that life is up and down not good and bad...life just is. When we really need the other during the down times and they withdraw because the money gets real tight then there never will be any up times. I need someone who really wants to be there for both and not just talk about it during the good times. I have had far too many what we call "Congo Surprises" from a mate and from a 20 plus year business partners so I need honesty....if you don't like me or what I do tell me, I understand I am not perfect. Don't surprise me.
I need a woman who understands and can accept that we are both just fragile human beings no matter how strong we are, how great our accomplishments and how much we try to be perfect....none of us are.
I never tire of discussions, debates and quiet sunsets...waiting for the Green Flash....even as the sun slips behind one of the rolling "Land of a Thousand Hills".
I want and need passion in my life....wild passion also means a gentle kiss in the middle of very short night that will herald in an overly busy day full of overly boring meetings.
I do not want a predictable life but I also cannot stand confusion as a way of life.
I need time to learn how to be a friend before we can ever be lovers.
In short I don't know what I want. But then I didn't realize how beautiful the deep forest of the DRC was until I took an unforgettable trip 18 km into the forest on the back of a 250cc motoTaxi at night as a gentle rain fell and be the first white man to visit the 5 family village for 50 years.
Please be as patient with me now as I will always try to be with you - if we can find each other..I do want to very much.
Date single man from Laguna Beach, United States. If I follow the sample then the answers would be that I don't know how my friends would describe me.
Kindness makes me smile.
I very proud of how I raised my children alone and of the music I've produced.
I'm grateful for being born to my parents who were remarkable people.
I 'm very well educated, but I don't think boring.
I've surfed in a hurricane and traveled solo for months at a time.
I would appreciate a women of character and possessing a sense of adventure and joy.
Meet a soulmate from Laguna Beach, United States. I'm easy going, intelligent, with a wry sense of humor, broad interests, competent, confident, energetic self starter, secure, direct, honest individual who is an old fashioned romantic. I'm a tenacious, successful defender of the disenfranchised. I abhor individuals who abuse their power and position. I'm respectful, accountable, responsible. I'm a sailor, aviator, chef, adventurer. I'm looking for an intelligent (common sense) woman with a sense of humor, that is living in the present; looking to the future and not lost in the past and would like to explore the vagaries and adventure life offers. She has varied interests and is positive about who she is and what she wants.
Date someone special from Laguna Beach, United States. Loyal, honest, physically fit and financially secure. Friends say I am bright and occasionally funny but cringe when I begin to sing.
Travel, sailing, cooking and swing era music are keen interests of mine. I also enjoy movies, classic and new and reading, mostly history and biographies. Don't get to the theater either here or NY as often as I would like. Enjoyed dancing but haven't had the opportunity for a while. Ditto for golf.
Mark Twain once said "A sorrow will take care of itself, but to get the true measure of a joy you must have someone to share it with".
I'd like to think there is one last romance in my future; the first to last. Presently, I would be delighted to simply connect with someone who would like to share mutual interests and perhaps a few memorable moments.
Meet a man from Laguna Beach, United States. I am entering a new chapter of my life and I am looking for that special person to be my "co-author" and share in this last chapter. She should be interested in traveling the world, likes to cook or eat out, loves to laugh and has her own ideas on how to stimulate a relationship whether it be public or private.
I am honest, funny, caring and passionate about my family and friends! I am also passionate about life and love. I do love to send flowers when not expected, surprises of all kinds, especially sensual ones (giving or receiving), opening the car door or pulling out a chair (I DO push the chair in under you - not to worry! LOL). I have a few quirks that are acceptable to some - but not everyone.
I do not smoke anymore (quit 4 years ago) but do drink scotch and wine. I do not like watch sports - the Sports Section of the LA Times is the first section I toss every day.
I am middle-of-the-road politically and support pro-choice.
That's a little bit about moi!
Date men and women from California, United States. I don't particulerly like this part but this is a simple and clearcut "sell". I like people and enjoy being in the people business. I am a joker and my sense of humor has been described as enrichly charming. I hope to keep it that way so if you like drama.....well you know.
Meet people from California, United States. I have a great sense of humor and a lot of life's
experiences to share. I'm a romantic person and love to surprise with creative things. I want a woman that is fun to be with and is intelligent and can get it when I play on words. I need someone who is can handle an A personality male that has a good heart and is successful in his business. I have done a lot of things in my life and I am looking for someone to share life with. I am better talking to someone to ask them what they need to know about me. I don't like talking about what I've done in life but I am more interested in the interaction between the two of us and if that will work. I am passionate about helping others. I have always said I want to be all that I can be in life and help others do the same.
Date single man from California, United States. I WANT SOMEONE THAT REALLY ENJOYS LIFE, FAMILY AND FRIENDS. LIFE SHOULD BE ENJOYED. I'M VERY EASY TO GET ALONG WITH AND WANT THE SAME IN RETURN.
I TRUELY BELIEVE YOU MUST ALWAYS DO THE "RIGHT THING" IN BUSINESS AND LIFE. I AM VERY HONEST AND WANT THE SAME RESPECT IN RETURN.
GOOD COMMUNICATIONS IS KEY TO HAVING A GREAT LIFE TOGETHER.
THIS WILL ALL START BY SHARING LUNCH OR DINNER TO MEET EACH OTHER.
Meet a soulmate from California, United States. IN ORDER TO DESCRIBE MYSELF I RUN THE RISK IN BELEIVING I KNOW MYSELF. WELL, AFTER LIVING FOR 55 YEARS AND A GAZILLION LIFE EXPERIANCES I'M PRETTY CONFIDENT I KNOW WHO I AM AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, I KNOW WHAT I WANT...INCLUDING A LIFE RELATIONSHIP.
I HAVE A FAIRLY SIMPLIFIED LIFE...I AM A PROFESSIONAL MUSICIAN, A DRUMMER BY TRADE. I DO MOSTLY STUDIO RECORDING WORK, A LIVE PERFORMANCE EVERY NOW AND THEN,SOME FILM WORK AND SOME VOICE-OVER WORK WHEN DISNEY CALLS. THIS HAS BEEN THE M.O. FOR SEVERAL YEARS NOW. I HAVE LEARNED THE FINE ART OF PATIENCE AND MOREOVER THE INCREDIBLE VALUE OF HUMILITY. I NOT ONLY KNOW WHO I AM, BUT WHAT I AM IN SOCIETY AND THE WORLD AT LARGE.....AND.....I AM AT PEACE WITH ALL OF IT. THIS IS WHY I HAVE COME TO MATCH.COM.
I'M READY TO PERSUE A LASTING AND FINAL RELATIONSHIP WITH MY "PERFECT" MATCH. SHE MUST POSESS COMPLETE SELF AWARENESS AND OBVIOUSLEY COMPLETE KNOWLEDGE OF SELF WORTH...I'M NOT INTERESTED IN RAISING ANOTHER "CHILD". NOW, THAT IS NOT TO SAY I'M NOT INTERESTED IN LEARNING ABOUT EACH OTHER AND GROWING TOGETHER.....I BELEIVE THAT'S PART OF WHAT LOVE IS REALLY ALL ABOUT. SHE ALSO HAS TO BE TOTALLY CONFIDENT IN HER INTENTIONS AND DESIRES...MEANING SHE HAS TO KNOW WHAT SHE WANTS AND HAS THE GUTS TO GO AFTER IT.
LET ME BREAK DOWN THIS TUNE LIKE WE DO IN A RECORDING SESSION:
I WANT TO FALL IN LOVE...FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE.
I WANT HER TO FALL AND BE IN LOVE FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE.
THERE IS NOTHING I WON'T DO TO HAVE THAT.
I WANT THAT.....AND I AM READY.
Date someone special from California, United States. What is it that attracts? The look that radiates from within is one answer that applies to me. The differences between people are often those things that are most interesting. Seeking that which will stimulate, enervate and make two people feel alive -- that's one of the secrets.
My less well known talents include poetry -- yes stop laughing now -- I do it routinely. It's a release and means of expression. If you really want to know more -- ask about Haiku for a Quarter. As for activities -- well 50 really is the new 30 and the backwards counting continues. Movies, books and still entertainment are enjoyable to be sure but these are balanced with exercise, biking, beach play, sports, hiking, outdoors etc.
Oh yes, I haven't mentioned honesty. That's because it is an integral part of me, relationships and all of life and oh so critical. It sits just ahead of laughter as the key elements to life.
What else is to know? Everything I suppose. These presentations are always just a bit on the awkward side. What I am offering is sensitive fun, intellect, sensuality, conversation and the whole eclectic bag in one rather large package. Yes, I really am 6'7 plus" tall. All that does is present who I am with the challenge of not being intimidating. Walk with me and hold my hand. Come listen to the laughter from your own lips as we enjoy moments together. Complex and yet simple -- those are the best self-descriptors I can provide. The rest is your evaluation and assessment. We are all, each of us, different from one another. The exploration is the key to discovery and here offered is a potential for that exploration. Both for your amusement and for your spirit.
On to the relationship aspects -- ME -- monogamous -- it's just how I am wired. Once involved -- the dedication is clear, the attention complete yet the space available to them is always present. My match: if you know Joni Mitchell music at all you would look up the lyrics to "Woman of Heart and Mind" and find there the perfect attitude. Smiling, laughing, intelligent, real, honest and potentially committed (no not in the asylum sense) are key attributes. That and a willingness to be active or relaxed at most any given moment. The ability to dress up but be preferentially dressed down. The internal knowledge of their own attraction and the simultaneous ability to recognize the attraction given over by me. Height -- well -- there are limits for the sake of presentability but I personally have no qualms about any stature.
I've been blessed with a wonderful talent -- the ability to accurately assess people at a glance -- so I will know the person on first sight. I hope you find what you seek as well.
Meet a woman from United States. I enjoy life, friends and family. I like to laugh and a sense of humor is very important to me. I believe in trusting and being trusted and all the "things" everyone says but few really mean. I'm hoping to meet someone who shares the same values.
A little more about me, I'm English, lived in Vancouver, British Columbia: Washington, D.C. and now Laguna Beach. I have been fortunate to travel and experience some beautiful countries but I enjoy this quant little town and the fabulous weather. I'm realistic when looking at my age, but I'm told that I look younger in person and I would consider myself to be sophisticated and stylish. I'm looking for someone who has a sense of style, is well read, polite, gracious and charming, good natured, good humored and is aging well! These are the qualities that I admire and hope pertain to me.
If this appeals to you then let me know and let's see if there's any 'match'.